Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Oxford University Press

Given a rivalry with Cambridge that dates back to the thirteenth century, perhaps it’s no wonder Oxford also claims its University Press is the oldest in the world, citing origins dating back to 1478; presumably the year the first printing presses were set up (though the actual entity of a “university press” apparently came later).

OUP also claims to be the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence.

The New York outpost of OUP was established in 1896 and, in the 1920s, began publishing its list. Notably, its first original publication won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize.

Today, Oxford University Press claims a total of fifteen Pulitzer Prize-winning titles and publishes such acclaimed authors as historian Alan Brinkley, ethnologist Richard Dawkins, journalist and speechwriter William Safire, literary critic and educator Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and environmentalist Rachel Carson.


About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (UK) is just outside the top twenty largest publishers. It is a department of the University of Oxford. Tracing its origins to 1478, today OUP is by far the world’s largest university press. Its international publishing spans education (including ELT), Science, Technical, and Medical reference and some trade (children’s and adult) publishing. It acts as a local publisher in many countries and publishes in 40 languages.

Places of Publication

Oxford University Press in the United States:
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Cambridge, U.K., Cape Town, South Africa, Delhi, Don Mills, Ont., Hong Kong, Karachi, Pakistan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, London, Melbourne, New Delhi, New Delhi, India, New York, Oxford, South Melbourne, Vic., Southern Africa

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